Maurice Gabrielse

October 18, 1940 ~
December 18, 2020

Maurice “Morrie” Gabrielse, age 80, of Hudsonville, was called home to the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, December 18, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Harlene; son-in-law, Mark Eytcheson; brother and sister-in-law, Steve (Sylvia); and brother-in-law, John Navis. Morrie was in the food business for over 60 years. For the first 30 years, he worked for two major food companies both Sysco and GFS. For the last 30 years, he ran his own business, selling it just six years ago, but still working every day. Morrie touched many lives by his generous way of life. Maurice will be greatly missed by his wife, Marilyn; children, Sheryl Eytcheson, Tim (Thea) Gabrielse, and Todd (Barbara) Gabrielse; grandchildren, Dan Eytcheson, Sara (Francisco) Alvarado, Josh (Andrea) Gabrielse, Jordan (Justin) Knot, Rachel (Payton) Ponstein, Andrea (Jeff) De Graaf, Carolyn Scott, Tyler (Ashley) Gabrielse; eleven great-grandchildren; sister, Irene Navis; stepchildren, Carol (Joel) Dekker, Lorie (Dan) Jonkman, Robert and Celeste Stob. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Messiah Christian Reformed Church, 2900 Springdale, Hudsonville, with Pastor Nate Meldrim officiating. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Sara and Francisco’s work in Honduras with ElmTree Ministries (checks should be made payable to Sara Eytcheson or to Messiah CRC-designate memorial for Morrie Gabrielse).

Funeral Service
Tuesday, December 22

Messiah Christian Reformed Church
2900 Springdale
Hudsonville, MI 49426

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December 21, 2020 3:20pm
God has seen you all through many things, changes over the years and challenges you met together. We praise Him for the blessing of family, and hope that your time together will be a celebration of the resurrection and hope in Jesus!

- Joe and Darla Lucero

December 21, 2020 2:49pm
Dear Marilyn, Tina and I offer our sincerest sympathy in the loss of your beloved husband Morrie. We have fond memories of the years we have known him. May the Lord sustain you during these difficult days. In Christ, Conrad and Tina Euwema.

- Conrad and Tina Euwema

December 20, 2020 11:02pm
Morrie was such a kind man to work for out to his trailer on Sandy Pines. Such a kind generous man!

- Andy Clark

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